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2011 San Diego Troublemakers School | Labor Notes #wisolidarity #wiunion #weac

2011 San Diego Troublemakers School | Labor Notes

2011 San Diego Troublemakers School

San Diego and Los Angeles teachers and students walked in the March for California's Future last year.

Labor and Community in a Time of Crisis

Friday, March 4, 2011

Registration opens at 9 AM (continues all day)
Panels and workshops beginning at 9:30 AM, until 7 PM
Lunch included. Reception in the evening.

San Diego City College
1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, B103

Co-sponsored by American Federation of Teachers Local 1931, United Domestic Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569, and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135

Registration form below. $10 includes lunch. After Party at The Hive immediately following the event.

Corporate America has created the worst crisis for workers and communities in decades, and we’re paying the price for their greed. How do we unite and fight for a better future? Come share ideas and strategies with fellow unionists, activists, and community members

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Lessons from Labor History
  • Women & Labor
  • Student Activism
  • Community/Labor Alliances
  • Immigrant Labor Rights
  • Faith-Based Organizing
  • Worker Centers
  • Labor and the Environment
  • Fighting Back against Wal-Mart & the Big Box Agenda
  • The Crisis in the Public Sector
  • Progressive Tax Reform
  • Community-based Organizing & Social Movement Unionism
  • Education “Reform” & the Assault on Democracy
  • Globalization Next Door: Tijuana’s Maquiladora Workers
  • Rank-and-File Speakout
  • Labor and Community in Times of Crisis: We Are All Wisconsin

For more information: contact Jim Miller or (619) 640-1155

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Download complete schedule with speakers, parking, food, directions, map!


Subscribing registration: $35 (includes Labor Notes subscription)
Regular registration: $10

School Tech Connect: Road Trip #wisolidarity #wiunion #weac

School Tech Connect: Road Trip

Road Trip

Evidently we're going to Madison on Saturday. Anyone who wants to carpool from the north side, get in touch. I have to be back Saturday night. And with that, I leave you with a picture of Scout.

Absent state senators paying for their own food and lodging, not accepting donations #wisolidarity #wiunion #weac

Absent state senators paying for their own food and lodging, not accepting donations

Absent state senators paying for their own food and lodging, not accepting donations

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